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Billy Murray

William Thomas "Billy" Murray (May 25, 1877 – August 17, 1954) was one of the most popular singers in the United States in the early 20th century. While he received star billing in vaudeville, he was best known for his prolific work in the recording studio, making records for almost every record label of the era.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 25th, 1877 (Philadelphia), Died August 17th, 1954 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1901 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor vocal, speaker, performer, sound effects, whistling, vocalist, songwriter

Recordings (Results 176-200 of 1788 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-3424 10-in. 5/31/1906 Girlie, I love you Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-3425 10-in. 5/31/1906 The little chauffeur Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-3426 10-in. 5/31/1906 I've said my last farewell Billy Murray ; Frederic Rose Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-3787 10-in. 9/12/1906 Not because your hair is curly Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor E-3787 8-in. 9/12/1906 Not because your hair is curly Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-3788 10-in. 9/12/1906 My Mariuccia Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-3849 10-in. 10/4/1906 I don't like your family Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-3850 10-in. 10/4/1906 You can't give your heart to somebody else, and still hold hands with me Ada Jones ; Billy Murray Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor E-3850 8-in. 10/4/1906 You can't give your heart to somebody else, and still hold hands with me Ada Jones ; Billy Murray Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-3852 10-in. 10/4/1906 Some one looks good to some one Ada Jones ; Billy Murray Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-3877 10-in. 10/12/1906 When Tommy Atkins marries Dolly Gray Haydn Quartet ; Billy Murray Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor E-3877 8-in. 10/12/1906 When Tommy Atkins marries Dolly Gray Haydn Quartet ; Billy Murray Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-3916 10-in. 10/23/1906 Sweet Anastasia Brady Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-3917 10-in. 10/23/1906 Mr. Monkey Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-3918 10-in. 10/23/1906 A lemon in the garden of love Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-3919 10-in. 10/23/1906 Arrah Wanna Haydn Quartet ; Billy Murray Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-3966 10-in. 11/2/1906 Wouldn't you like to flirt with me? Ada Jones ; Billy Murray Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-3967 10-in. 11/2/1906 I'm sorry Ada Jones ; Billy Murray Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-4053 10-in. 11/21/1906 Maybe sometime Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor E-4054 8-in. 11/21/1906 Honorah Doolin Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-4055 10-in. 11/21/1906 You can have Broadway Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-4076 10-in. 12/5/1906 Cheyenne : Parody Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor E-4076 8-in. 12/5/1906 Cheyenne : Parody Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-4077 10-in. 12/5/1906 Colleen Bawn Billy Murray Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor E-4078 8-in. 12/5/1906 Do re mi fa sol la si do Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 176-200 of 1788 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Murray, Billy," accessed June 19, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106525.

Murray, Billy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 19, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106525.

"Murray, Billy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 19 June 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106525

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